Robert_Charlton - 1:20 am on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
That’s why we’ve placed search results higher on the page.
Put the three major engines on adjacent tabs and search for a monetizable query like...
Note where the ads end and the organic results begin. On some monetizable travel terms, it's actually not easy to distinguish between ads and organic. On such searches, there are 4 ads at the bottom, with everything above the fold on my browser (as it's generally set up) also either ads or Yahoo Travel.
Aside from that, it's got a clean look. On pages that aren't monetizable, I'm seeing a default of something like 17 or 18 organic results returned on most search pages.
I'm realizing that it's been a while since I've looked at the Yahoo search page, so it's hard for me to compare the new with the old... but if you think Google is bad (and it is), this is disgraceful.